Inbound tourism performance in Britain

Looking for detailed inbound visitor statistics?

You can explore a wealth of data, covering inbound tourism trends, visits to nations, regions, counties and towns in Britain, as well as find out popular activities undertaken by visitors in Britain.

Latest monthly data

Aerial view of Bamburgh Castle on the coast of Northumberland, England.
View the latest available monthly data for volume and value of international visits from the International Passenger Survey.

2019 inbound tourism forecast

Interior view of the Sky Garden, London, England. People sitting at tables with the sun setting over the London skyline seen through the large glass window.
Read our forecast for the volume and value of inbound tourism for 2019.

Latest quarterly data for the UK overall

Sudeley Castle - Spectacle of Light, Gloucestershire, England.
Take a look at the latest available data from the International Passenger Survey for the volume and value of visits to the UK overall by overseas residents for the most recent quarter.

Latest quarterly data by area

Dunnottar Castle at sunset, Aberdeenshire, Scotland at sunset.
Filter by nation or region the latest available data from the International Passenger Survey for the volume and value of visits by overseas residents for the most recent quarter.

Further resources

Footpath in Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria, England. Drystone wall, wooden gate and signpost.
In this section you will find signposts to other sources of tourism market intelligence for the UK and its constituent nations.

2018 snapshot

Large flock of birds at sunset near Palace Pier, Brighton, East Sussex, England.
View headline statistics for latest full year of data.

Inbound tourism trends by market

Young couple hiking in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, walking along a paved footpath
Explore our interactive charts to see how tourism to the UK from different overseas markets has evolved over recent years.

Inbound nation, region & county data

Caernarfon castle overlooking the Menai straits, Wales.
Information on how many overseas visitors went to different parts of the UK including data on nations (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), the English regions, counties, and cities/towns.

Inbound town data

Night time view of the Tyne Bridge, Swing Bridge and Sandhill, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England lit up at night.
Find out the top towns for inbound visitors to Britain, as well as how many visits were made by overseas residents to the UK's towns.

About the International Passenger Survey

Woman and dog on a paddle-board, Snowdonia, Wales.
The ONS carries out the IPS - anonymous face-to-face interviews undertaken with a random sample of passengers as they enter or leave the UK.